What wonderful expressions on these Gambel's Quail! Quail have a distinctive slender plume crest and beautiful markings. Gambel's quail are native to the Southwest and are very vocal birds (click the Tree of Life Project link below to hear them)! At this time of year families of quail are seen traveling together ~ often conveying great urgency as they rush about.
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(Photo courtesy of Ann Archer.)